Jody Heymann, Alison Earle, "Raising the Global Floor: Dismantling the Myth That We Can't Afford Good Working Conditions for Everyone"
2009 | ISBN: 0804768900 | 256 pages | PDF | 3 MB
News stories on the impact of job loss appear daily in the media. Less reported is that working conditions in many countries around the world have deteriorated as rapidly as jobs have been lost–and this affects ten times as many people. Working conditions significantly impact our health, the amount of time we can spend with family, our options during momentous life events (such as the birth of a child or the death of a parent), and whether we keep or lose a job when the unexpected occurs. Inexplicably, the global community has nearly universally accepted the argument that any country that guarantees a floor of decent working conditions will suffer higher unemployment and will be less competitive.